Highly active and practical advisers, with mergers & acquisitions, corporate finance, private equity and equity capital markets expertise.

Recognised as the number 1 corporate adviser in the country.*
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Who we are

We have one of the largest national teams in the UK and consistently advise on more transactions than other advisers in the market. In 2018 we advised on 1 in 37 of all corporate transactions in the UK and were recognised as the number 1 corporate adviser in the country by deal volume.* We pride ourselves on the quality, breadth and cost-effectiveness of our work in this area.

With a client-centric ethos, long-term team stability and the significant experience of our deal leaders, we’re known and valued for our dynamism, entrepreneurial spirit and practical approach. The structure of our highly accomplished team enables us to offer partner involvement as standard on every transaction. Day in, day out, we act as trusted advisers for clients in sectors as diverse as manufacturing and retail, recruitment and education.

What we do

Respected by intermediaries and clients across the UK, much of our work is referral-driven. We also regularly act for international buyers of UK legal services. The majority of our lawyers have experience of acting for international corporates, particularly with US-based clients. As a result, we’re frequently appointed to act for corporates or institutions making acquisitions or investments in the UK.

Mergers & Acquisitions is our core competence. But each team member also has experience in a niche corporate legal capability or sector – so we’re all ‘M&A-plus’ specialists. As a result, we really understand the markets we operate in and can offer clear, expert, commercially focused advice on every aspect of private equity, equity capital markets, funds, restructuring, due diligence, company secretarial work and any other corporate transaction. All delivered via the pragmatic, proactive and inherently responsive service on which our reputation is built.

* Experian MarketIQ M&A Review Q3 2018

What our clients think

As part of our 20th Midlands Deal Dinner event we asked our clients what they enjoyed most about working in the Midlands region and what they thought about working for Gateley. Here‘s what they said:

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